Tulsa, OK asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas

Q: In Texas do I have to completely drop my pants to do a drug test for probation? I used to just unzip my pants.

I used to just unzip my pants and pee. Now I’m being asked to completely drop my pants and expose everything. I refused to test because I felt extremely uncomfortable but I’m not worried about failing at all. I contacted my probation officer immediately after but haven’t heard back yet but I’m looking to find out if what they are requesting is legal

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It is not illegal to drop your pants to do a drug test. The crimes related to exposing your private areas are limited to doing that in public. If you feel uncomfortable, you might ask if they would be willing to do a hair drug test instead. It is my understanding that a hair test can detect drug use for 3 months or more instead of just a few weeks so they might be willing to do that instead.

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